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Future Connector – Agyness Deyn

November 5th, 2010
10:32 AM ET
Agyness Deyn has been the face of Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss and Burberry.

Agyness Deyn has been the face of Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss and Burberry.

(CNN) - Born Laura Hollins, the English model changed her name to Agyness Deyn in a bid to sound more exotic and to further her modeling career.

It seems to have worked. After being discovered as a teenager, Deyn has gone on to grace the covers of a number of major fashion magazines.

Vogue - which regularly features Deyn as cover girl - called her one of the top models of the new millennium.

At 27, Deyn has headed up high-profile haute couture campaigns - most memorably, Ma Dame for Jean Paul Gaultier. She’s also been the face of Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss and Burberry.

Deyn has also turned her hand to acting - playing the role of Aphrodite in Clash of the Titans released this year.

This is your chance to ask Deyn your questions. What is it like to be a full-time model? Which designers are the most fun to work with? What does she make of the the apparent trend for younger, thinner models? Is the modeling world a healthy environment to work in?

Send in your questions and don't forget to tell us where you're writing from.

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. LUCa

    Dear! I'M PROGET THE NEW LATTIN CAN From ITALY

    Many Thanks

    November 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Reply
  2. angie Lopez

    Most modeling careers last a short length of time. Do you have a back up plan if your modeling career should come to a halt? Do you have other interests that you want to pursue?

    November 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  3. Casey m

    Do you think that the fashion world today is healthier than it was ten years ago?
    Or is the body image issue getting worse?

    November 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Reply
  4. Lulu

    do you have a favorite designer to work with??? has there been any one moment in your career that really sticks out to you?

    November 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Reply
  5. David Todd

    Do you support Manchester City or Manchester United?

    November 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Reply
  6. Trevor

    Will you be in the sequel to 'Clash of the Titans'?

    November 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Reply
  7. Osaki Joshua Braide

    Hi Deyn what are the critical qualities one need to attain before entering the modeling world and how healthy is the industry considering the current trend of models looking so thin?

    November 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  8. Keira

    I'd like to ask her...what does beauty mean to her? Has the modeling industry turned the corner on super skinny models? If not, what's left to be done?

    Thanks!

    Keira
    NY

    November 6, 2010 at 3:19 am | Reply
  9. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Agyness Deyn and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Agyness Deyn on the following questions:

    – What is your opinion on Breast Augmentation, Liposuction and Tummy Tuck under Fashion Top Modells?

    – What is your opinion on Lady ga-GA’s Meat dress, which she wore on the recent MTV Video Music Awards?

    – What can we expect from you in 2011?

    I am awaiting Agyness Deyn’s replies.

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Country: Suriname

    November 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Reply
  10. Akeh jerry

    What is the future of models in Africa?

    November 17, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Reply

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